Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Minnesota Gopher

Photo by MN D.N.R.

Did you know the Minnesota Gopher is the mascot for the University of Minnesota's "Golden Gophers!"

I have rehabilitated and released many of these little guys. They are smart and very fast!

The Minnesota gopher is actually a 13-lined ground squirrel and one of many squirrels found in Minnesota including the Franklin ground squirrel, Richardson ground squirrel, gray squirrel, fox squirrel, red (pine) squirrel, southern flying squirrel, and northern flying squirrel.